Dodgers for sale, bye bye Parking Lot Attendant and Screamin' Meanie (LA Times sports reporter T. J. Simers monikers for the unholy duo), but...
It's not total bye bye, cuz McCourt doesn't have to sell the parking lots. Even though in debt to the tune of 900 million buckaroo's, the Bums figure to sell for well over a billion buckaroo's, so...
McCourt can pay off his debts and keep the lots. Not pleasant!
Steve, did'ja know that just before Fox sold the Dodgers to McCourt, they received a higher bid from Eli Broad and Peter O'Malley? They had formed a partnership to buy the Dodgers.
Fox rejected the bid, because they had already loaned McCourt the money to buy the Dodgers. McCourt didn't spend one cent of his own money, it was all provided by Fox.
Bill, isn't tomorrow the first day bidding begins?
IMO, we don't need Peter O'Malley back at the helm. He's well known as a cheapskate, and it was he and Fred Clair that started the Dodgers on the road to ruin, not Fox or McCourt...they just made the road worse.
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 Trucks ~ 1928/89 Passenger Cars.
As long as it isn't Cuban, Larry King, Eli Broad or Time-Warner I'm pretty much good with it. I guess if I had to pick it would be the Garvey/Herschiser group. Just because.
I am thinking Cuban would be the best owner. He has the means, and the Dodgers have been bled so badly that they need a major infusion of cash. I'm not a fan of him personally, but I think he can be a good owner.
Sentimentally the Garv would be cool, but I just don't think they have the financial depth to do what is needed. Plus, any kind of consortium has problems. Too many chefs spoil the soup.
What about Magic Johnsons group?
Folks call me Bill. Why, yes, it is a 6 liter. Your jealousy is showing.
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